Horoscopes (Oct. 18-24)

Oct 18, 2017 at 1:00 am

ARIES (March 21- April 20):

On the verge of one of those peak moments, you are faced with your own mortality, or some other aspect of the hand of fate. For someone who has always felt as if they have everything under control, you are humbled by all of this. Some of you could be stressed by the weight of uncertainty. In any dark night of the soul it helps to remember that the deeper you are willing to go, the brighter your light shines. Don't fall prey to your fears. Keeping the faith and knowing that life is one lesson after another is the key to finding the light at the end of the tunnel.

TAURUS (April 21 -May 20):

You are a totally down to earth person who needs to bring other aspects of your consciousness into play. Opening your mind to alternative ways of living and being will only make what is grounded stronger and more enlightened. This opening process is important because those closest to you need more of who you really are to be present and accounted for. It could be your kids; it could be your partner; it could also be your work venue that is demanding more from you. These changes will introduce you to teaching and learning situations that will ultimately empower your future.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20):

If it feels like you can't catch a break, there is another way to look at things. Not being able to make your influence felt, having the rug pulled out from under you, being repeatedly sent back to square one; these things are all part of the picture right now. To keep wringing your hands over a bad luck streak only perpetuates the same scenario. Another pair of eyes will help you to see that this comes down to one door closing so that another one can open. Seen in that light maybe it's time to totally rearrange your perspective. Your higher self is ready to get onto a whole new track.

CANCER (June 21-July 20):

You're almost there. You figured out a long time ago that it's time to get off the boat. Up until now, matters of expedience have kept you chained to this post. Within three months the opportunity to break from the chains of people, places, or things in order to open up the space to be who you are will make all of this stress and effort worth whatever it took to get here. You keep asking yourself, "Why has it taken so long?" The answer to that is simple. Time and experience are the only teachers here. Until now you didn't have enough of either to be wise enough to know what to do.

LEO (July 21-Aug. 20):

For the last seven years it feels like you've been sitting in some form of limbo. Within a few months, whatever all of it has been leading to will be punctuated by a major milestone. What form it takes could lead to anything from a move, or to the end of an era or a relationship. If you wonder how the chips will fall keep in mind that most of you are already well aware of what needs to pass away. At times like this it is important to remember that everything comes and goes. In your case, it comes down to being prepared for changes that are about to turn your life around.

VIRGO (Aug. 21-Sept. 20):

You are looking at what it will take to move on from here. Some of you are in a big rush to get back in the saddle. Others are totally unsure about what to do next. Either way, the underlying current holds space for the idea that you might be better off allowing the universe to lead the way. Getting right back into the same old thing could be the last thing you need. Who knows? Maybe it's time to change the channel. As far as uncertainty goes? It's no sin to not have a clue. Give yourself time. Let the past heal completely before you decide to move on to the next thing.

LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20):

Keeping up appearances is a drag. You wish the hard edge of fear and control would stay out of sight. The need to maintain high levels of pretense is wearing you down. As much as you are a champ at making nice, the deeper part of you has just about had it with people and situations that disallow any opportunity to play it straight. As the months wear on, the iron hand will slip out of the velvet glove and you'll start to feel safe telling it like it is, instead of letting everyone hold you hostage to the notion that lying has anything to do with your survival.

SCORPIO (Oct. 21-Nov. 20):

This situation couldn't be weirder; and it's about to get inoculated with a chance to really go for it. As you contemplate what it might mean to have opportunity knock, at a time when you had the impression that you'd do better to relax, retire, or settle for less, you wonder if it's time to rearrange every single one of your perceptions. Those closest to you are of two minds. They want what's best for you, yet, on the other hand, they need you more than ever. This is one of those times when you can only do what's best for you, and pray that those you love will want it too.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20):

You are an expert at letting things slide. This gets fed by the idea that you know everything. If you think you've got your current situation all figured out, you are taking way too much for granted. Don't be fooled by anyone who tries to sell you on the idea that they are "there for you." A closer look will show you that whatever this is about, it's all about them. Being too kind is a huge pitfall right now. So is the idea that you have no choice but to submit when it comes to other people and their demands. Snap out of it! See through the lies long enough to look at the truth.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20):

You have the capacity to endure pretty much anything. The last few years bear testimony to this. The long hard climb has taught you a lot about moving one step forward and two steps back. Every crisis strengthens your awareness. At this point the level of complication will get more or less intense, depending upon your willingness to get real. Those of you whose hearts remain true have nothing to worry about: You know who you are. Those of you who have sold out to any of the false gods that line the path to enlightenment will meet up with darker obstacles on the road ahead.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 21-Feb. 20):

You have been holding your own in the midst of more than one challenge. If it seems like nothing is moving, or that all of this is written in stone, keep in mind that everything is leading to the next thing. With a sense of the new direction already in mind, it's totally OK to act upon your instincts and move forward with your plans. Those closest to you are on board with whatever it will take to improve things. That may mean staying right where you are and taking things to a whole new level. If it requires a move of any kind, get ready to pack your bags and get on with the show.

PISCES (Feb. 21-March 20):

After a period of frustration, you are looking at getting back to square one. Relative to a person or a situation, your life is moving onto a whole new track, with a very different set of conditions in play. While the deeper part of you is more than ready for this, your ego has issues with the idea that you have no clue how everything will unfold. Between now and Christmas you need to understand that whatever's coming to pass has already been written. This is where the sidewalk ends. Keep that in mind, stay in the moment, and don't make the mistake of trying to push the river.